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Burg Stahleck 1, 55422 Bacharach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6774 3919303
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The charm of this castle is to stop at the remains of the cathedral pillars that are the only thing remaining of what must have been a majestic place to worship. The pillars are just interesting to view from all angles. The castle is a...More

Thank Becky W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked up from the day cruising drop off. It was about 20 minutes of walking and was lots of upward pathways and stairs. Once there he bees were an issue as we tried to eat lunch, but the bees are nature and I’m not...More

Thank travellinfamof6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great history, great views, nice hike up, we even saw some new bird species. Lovely view of the Rhine River

Thank mynameisD
Reviewed 11 July 2018

To get to Burg Stahleck take a nice hike through the vineyard, up, up, up to the Castle. Provides a beautiful view of the city and river below you. This is about a 1 to 2 hour diversion.

1  Thank Eileen D
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Very Cozy village down the hill. Try out the old restaurant and the wine testing bar in the village. The castle has a great view over Rhine. Not fancy at all. Best thing you can do is to book in advance and get a small...More

1  Thank kass k
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Looooved this stop! Drove down the Rhine and stopped in at multiple castels. This one was great! This hostel allows visitors to roam the grounds and take pictures. You can pop in and use the restroom or grab a nice bite to eat from their...More

1  Thank kristi m
Reviewed 29 November 2017

We stayed a Sunday night with our 11 and 14 year old. They said that was their quietest day. There were only six guests. Like having a private castle, so much fun. Family room was adorably castle themed with private bath and looked recently refurbished....More

2  Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We hiked up in the morning to find breathtaking views of the Rhine. The path was well marked and easy to find right in the center of the town of Bacharach

2  Thank chicabond7
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The castle is now a youth hostel, but you can walk around and seem much of it. It's a very steep and challenging climb up. The view about 3/4 the way up and at the top are very worthwhile.

5  Thank ThreeFromVancouver
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Ok, the climb is a bit much, lots of steps from concrete, wooden, stone, sloping rock, but for the most part, there is a handrail. I have a height phobia but did ok, the views are spectacular! There is a break with a bench for...More

4  Thank Hutch531
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Elena R
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Response from Nikenza V | Reviewed this property |
Sure. ..from the city centre you can take a taxi up to the castle. We went up by car, there is a parking spot next to the castle to park as well.
Jen K
31 December 2014|
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Response from Carl V | Reviewed this property |
You will find the owner/proprietor, Dirk Scherschlicht on face book. We really enjoyed our stay I Bacharach v